Emmanuel Boitier - Apollo

Emmanuel Boitier - Apollo

The Apollo seems to be the fruit of the unlimited imagination of a Japanese painter. In small keys of powder, its wings are a real painting, even more a masterpiece. Black on white, as an elegant calligraphy, and red ocelles, just like a hanko, the signature of the artist.

But beauty does not guarantee eternity, the situation of this mountainous butterfly becomes worrisome. It disappears inexorably from the lowest massifs: global warming appears to be one of the main driving forces.

Location: Auvergne, France

Posted on 15.07.2011
Photo info - 09.07.2011: NIKON D3S, 150 mm, ISO 800, f 4.5, 1/320 sec
Tags: black butterfly detail emmanuel boitier ocelle parnassius apollo red white wing wildlife photography
Emmanuel Boitier - Apollo

Emmanuel Boitier - Apollo

The Apollo seems to be the fruit of the unlimited imagination of a Japanese painter. In small keys of powder, its wings are a real painting, even more a masterpiece. Black on white, as an elegant calligraphy, and red ocelles, just like a hanko, the signature of the artist.

But beauty does not guarantee eternity, the situation of this mountainous butterfly becomes worrisome. It disappears inexorably from the lowest massifs: global warming appears to be one of the main driving forces.

Location: Auvergne, France

Posted on 15.07.2011
Photo info - 09.07.2011: NIKON D3S, 150 mm, ISO 800, f 4.5, 1/320 sec
Tags: black butterfly detail emmanuel boitier ocelle parnassius apollo red white wing wildlife photography